Loyola Marymount University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$45,460

4.44% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$42,459

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.81%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

52.5%

15,381 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

9,618

87.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

79.1%

1,019 Graduates

About

Loyola Marymount University is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Loyola Marymount University were General Marketing & Marketing Management (165 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (148 degrees), and General Psychology (118 degrees).

In 2017, 2,729 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Loyola Marymount University. 60.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,165 degrees), 1.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (636 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Loyola Marymount University is $45,460, which is $24,727 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Loyola Marymount University is $45,460, which is $24,727 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $42,459.

In 2017, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$45,460

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Loyola Marymount University was $45,460. The cost of tuition at Loyola Marymount University is $24,727 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$42,459

2017 Value

3.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Loyola Marymount University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $42,459. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Loyola Marymount University grew by 3.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,754

Room and Board

$1,791

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Loyola Marymount University was of $12,754 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,791. The cost of room and board increased by 3.02% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.53% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Loyola Marymount University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

1.81%

2016 Default Rate

35

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Loyola Marymount University was 1.81%, which represents 35 out of the 1929 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Loyola Marymount University received 15,381 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 13.9% annual growth. Out of those 15,381 applicants, 8,072 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 52.5% acceptance rate.

There were 9,618 students enrolled at Loyola Marymount University in 2017, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Loyola Marymount University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

52.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

8,072

Accepted Out of 15,381

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Loyola Marymount University was 52.5% (8,072 admissions from 15,381 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 53.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 13.9%, while admissions grew by 10.9%.

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SAT Scores

57%

Submission Percentage

826

Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at Loyola Marymount University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Loyola Marymount University has a total enrollment of 9,618 students. The full-time enrollment at Loyola Marymount University is 8,413 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,205. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at Loyola Marymount University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Loyola Marymount University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.1% White, 23.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.2% Asian, 6.85% Black or African American, 6.03% Two or More Races, 0.177% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0728% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Loyola Marymount University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (25.1%), followed by White Male (19.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23.8%), followed by White Male (18%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (17.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Loyola Marymount University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,618 students. The full-time enrollment at Loyola Marymount University is 8,413 and the part-time enrollment is 1,205. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at Loyola Marymount University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Loyola Marymount University was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Loyola Marymount University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,149

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,243

  3. Asian

    982

The enrolled student population at Loyola Marymount University is 43.1% White, 23.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.2% Asian, 6.85% Black or African American, 6.03% Two or More Races, 0.177% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0728% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 58 students (0.603%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 585 more women than men received degrees from Loyola Marymount University. The majority of degree recipients at Loyola Marymount University are white (1,165 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (636 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Loyola Marymount University is General Marketing & Marketing Management (165 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (148 degrees) and General Psychology (118 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Loyola Marymount University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (349 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees), and Communication Technologies (30 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Loyola Marymount University are Elementary & middle school teachers (119,728 people), Graphic designers (95,459 people), Other managers (90,658 people), Postsecondary teachers (82,493 people), and Other designers (59,828 people).

The most specialized majors at Loyola Marymount University are Legal (349 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees), Communication Technologies (30 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (285 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Loyola Marymount University are Surgeons, Sales managers, Dentists, Physicians, and Financial managers

The most specialized majors at Loyola Marymount University are Legal (349 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees), Communication Technologies (30 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (285 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Loyola Marymount University are Elementary & secondary schools (207,587 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (164,121 people), Computer Systems Design (81,856 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (70,959 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (66,729 people).

The most specialized majors at Loyola Marymount University are Legal (349 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees), Communication Technologies (30 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (285 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (27 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Loyola Marymount University.

Most Common

  1. 165 degrees awarded

  2. 148 degrees awarded

  3. 118 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Loyola Marymount University was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 165 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,072

  2. 1,657

In 2017, 1,072 degrees were awarded to men at Loyola Marymount University, which is 0.647 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,657).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 129 degrees were awarded to men at Loyola Marymount University in Law, which is 0.75 times less than the 172 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 172 degrees were awarded to women at Loyola Marymount University in Law, which is 1.33 times more than the 129 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

70%

100% Completion Time

79%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 70% of students graduating from Loyola Marymount University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Loyola Marymount University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,165 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    636 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    300 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Loyola Marymount University is white (1,165 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (636 degrees).

0.183% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    698 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    467 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    419 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Loyola Marymount University is white female (698 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (467 degrees).

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Operations

Loyola Marymount University has an endowment valued at nearly $457M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $51.5M (11.3%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Loyola Marymount University had a total salary expenditure of $361M. Loyola Marymount University employs 234 Professors, 162 Assistant professors, and 160 Associate professors. Most academics at Loyola Marymount University are Male Professors (154), Female Associate professors(97), and Male Assistant professors (82).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loyola Marymount University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 283 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 255 employees, and Management with 176 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$457M

2017 Endowment

9.22%

growth from 2016

Loyola Marymount University has an endowment valued at about $457M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Loyola Marymount University grew 9.22% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $424M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.92M - Federal

  2. $1.31M - State

  3. $315k - Local

As of 2017, Loyola Marymount University received $4.92M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.31M from state grants and contracts, and $315k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$160M

2017 Salaries

0.807%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Loyola Marymount University paid a median of $160M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($361M) and a 0.807% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.89% decline from 2015 and a 3.73% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$62.5M

Instructional Salaries

585

Number of Employees

In 2017, Loyola Marymount University paid a total of $62.5M to 585 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

234 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

283 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Loyola Marymount University were Professor with 234 employees; Assistant professor with 162 employees; and Assistant professor with 160 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loyola Marymount University were Business and Financial Operations with 283 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 255 employees; and Management with 176 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Loyola Marymount University was Male Professor with 154 employees, Female Associate professor with 97 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 82 employees.

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